The Children of the Mist, the Conqueror, and Other Poems

The Children of the Mist, the Conqueror, and Other Poems

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ... was lit, a pine was rent, That memory foster'd, and hath sent, To end the dark task it begun! " My soul was hound, as it is now, And hath been since that blighting hour', -In some thought-linking ofthe brow, Some heart-chord that would not allow Rest to the victim of its pow'r; As if each pulse of heart-and: brain On that tight spell was ever' hreaking, And starting like the haunted pain, When guilt's dark death-dream is awaking; It gave a gloomier atmosphere For life to out with her sick wing; A storm that knew no rest, no fear, Where all who sought should find the sear, And all who dared lie withering! " Thou vibrat'st on that chording now, . The first, the deadliest, and most deep;---It hath wrung long on this worn brow, Ere it came here, to break or sleep! As if the tears yon race shall weep, ., Some th0ught's wild burning would o'ershade, To see the humbled serpent creep, And tremble o'er the wound it made! Uh deeply made and darkly left, Without one link its throb to bind! And I was thus to stand bereft, And crouch in fear, and mourn resign'd, O'er what their touch laid withering!--To tremble 'neatb the reptile sting Nor dare its pois'ning hand to spurn; See it no more of death could bring, Yet shrink that dark debt to return! I was not made for this, --behold My vengeance for that blighting done! Thou wait'st my tale, but it was told Ere yet my lip's dread task begun; Thou hast beheld destruction run And sterner was my own isle won, And darker proved its overthrow! Oh! there were hearts so firmly knit, In love '-and light, in peace and Heaven; They were like happier souls to flit Upon an earth-Elysium given!' And thus that love, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894049
  • 9781236894045